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The Natural Bridge +

US 11 & 130, 15 Appledore Lane

Natural Bridge, VA 24578

(540) 291-2121

Striking? Majestic? Visit the immense natural wonder and National Historic Landmark, The Natural Bridge, and discover why photos don’t do it justice, nor words describe it, and why the awe-struck Thomas Jefferson bought it.

Tune in to the soothing sound of the creek as you follow the Cedar Creek Nature Trail beyond the Bridge to Lace Falls. Chat with Living History staff in the Monacan Indian Village; experience and learn about life 300 years ago.  When darkness falls return your gaze to the Bridge during the colorful “Drama of Creation”… all with The Natural Bridge ticket!

Also explore nature’s magnificent underground landscape on a guided tour of Natural Bridge Caverns; purchase admission along with The Natural Bridge and save on all attractions.

Stay, and save too - Escape Packages booked online are a great value on accommodations in the Natural Bridge Hotel, breakfast, and attractions.  For special offers, visit www.NaturalBridgeOffers.com.

The Natural Bridge, located on US 11, is off the Blue Ridge Parkway (MP 61.6, 63.7), and off I-81 exit, 175 or 180.

Striking? Majestic? Visit the immense natural wonder and National Historic Landmark, The Natural Bridge, and discover why photos don’t do it justice, nor words describe it, and why the awe-struck Thomas Jefferson bought it.

 

Tune in to the soothing sound of the creek as you follow the Cedar Creek Nature Trail beyond the Bridge to Lace Falls. Chat with Living History staff in the Monacan Indian Village; experience and learn about life 300 years ago.  Surround yourself with hundreds of exotic and native butterflies in Virginia’s largest indoor butterfly garden, “Butterflies at the Bridge”.  Step back in time in the Wax Museum, and Toy Museum.  When darkness falls return your gaze to the Bridge during the colorful “Drama of Creation”… all with The Natural Bridge ticket!

 

Also explore nature’s magnificent underground landscape on a guided tour of Natural Bridge Caverns; purchase admission along with The Natural Bridge and save on all attractions. 

 

Stay, and save too- Escape Packages booked on-line are a great value on accommodations in the Natural Bridge Hotel, breakfast, and attractions.  For special offers, visit www.NaturalBridgeOffers.com.

 

The Natural Bridge, located on US 11, is off the Blue Ridge Parkway (mp 61.6, 63.7), and off I-81 exit, 175 or 180.

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Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

Oktoberfest

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:00 am

Hotel Floyd Concert Series

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

Legends and Lanterns Halloween tours

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 pm
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Oktoberfest

Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:00 pm

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:00 pm

Downtown Trick or Treat

Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:30 pm

Halloween Eve Fish, Fry, Wine & Costume Party

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:30 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 pm

Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train

Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

Highlights & Happenings

  • Doughton Park, MP 240
  • Renew your senses amid this landscape of open meadows. Doughton Park is one of the best places along the Blue Ridge Parkway to view white-tailed deer, raccoons, red and grey foxes, and bobcats.  Flowers burst on the scene in late spring and crea
  • Blue Ridge Music Center
  • The Blue Ridge Music Center is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility built to preserve and promote the historic music of Virginia and the Blue Ridge. The Blue Ridge region has produced more old-time and bluegrass musicians per capita than any o
  • Julian Price Memorial Park, MP 297
  • A majestic 4,200 acres at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, named in honor of Julian Price, comprises this popular park and lies directly adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Together these parks make up the largest developed area set as
  • Waterrock Knob, MP 451.2
  • An ideal spot for watching sunrise and sunsets across the rugged mountains, Waterrock Knob Visitor Center sits at almost 6,000 feet elevation. Exhibits, book sales, and a trail leading to the summit of Waterrock Knob await visitors. The last hik
  • Parkway Visitor Center, MP 384
  • Visitors traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway can now make one stop to learn about the entire 469 miles and 73-year history of the Parkway. The Parkway Visitor Center opened in 2008 and unveiled innovative, high-tech interactive exhibits. The LEED-certif
  • Peaks of Otter, MP 86
  • With stunning views, natural beauty, and the surrounding Jefferson National Forest, it’s no wonder the Peaks of Otter area has attracted people to the region for more than 8,000 years.
  • Humpback Rocks, MP 5.8
  • Located at the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Humpback Rocks is an area rich in history, scenic beauty, and abundant hiking trails. Early European settlers forged a living from the native materials that flourished in the Appalachian Mountain
  • Fall Color - Tips for Leaf Season
  • Tips for planning your scenic drive or vacation to see the fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • Camping
  • Camping is one way visitors traveling through the Blue Ridge Parkway can spend the night under the stars in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings.
  • Nearby Accommodations
  • Explore the quaint towns and vibrant cities that the Blue Ridge Parkway weaves through, and a variety of lodging choices.
  • Parkway Road Conditions
  • An open Parkway is a safe Parkway. Be sure to check road conditions online or by phone before you travel and during your visit.
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